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the museum opened in 1975 as a temporary bicentennial and lasted until 1997. at that time, the navy had, as part of the closure, did closed the museum and carefully wrapped everything from that. they are stored safely. the areas in the exhibit was with how the island was built and to the bridges. there is the exposition which celebrated the opening half. then, the pan-american clippers. anything else, the navy. however, we were close to. we were able to go back there about three years ago and start
having some -- and we are fortunate that we have started working closely with the developer. we have had meetings to discuss how the museum fits in with this plan. there shall be a museum on treasure island. i am very happy to say that we are going forward. there is enthusiasm from the developers because we understand that this island is too important to be without some kind of cultural core. we bring 21st technology, not just relying on the past but to dealing with the ideas of sustainability and green practices in accordance with what is happening on the island as a whole. we are pleased with the support and enthusiasm of the developers and we have been following this plan for 17 years.
it is wonderful to have the support of the city and the developers in this. thank you. >> good evening. i have been involved with many projects including one that is out there that you don't know about. my reason for coming is that i want to congratulate double-team for the great work they have done. last thursday night, i attended a meeting in the mission district, the planning department had staff come out and engage to the community. obviously, it was a tremendous meeting. caltrans was there. we sat around and brainstorm.
my reason for coming is a procedural request. i know that you have citizen advisory participation. not many know how to link up with that. i would like to ask that you make that possible. give us a chance to contribute from our experience and some ideas. the we have the civics center project which was paid for by the epa. that would bring this project money. we need money to make this work. we would like to recycle the bay bridge into treasure island.
currently, caltrans will not even discussed for that is going. that still belongs to us. why can't we recycle it? why can't we build a treasure island with this steel? that would save this project quite a bit of money. obviously, caltrans has to give us better access. it is difficult to exit and access. we need caltrans participation to do that. we need muni to help us with adequate bus service for people that will live out there. they have to be able to access the city. muni is starting a beautiful new facility. maybe they need a similar one on treasure island. this is something that we would like to throw out as an idea. obviously, the port will have to be involved. with this meeting -- this many people needing access to the
city, this is very difficult to maneuver with coast guard and other regulations. we need the involvement of the port. there will be a need for a school. that many people in an area with restricted access, we need a hospital than the. all of us are leaders. when we work together, we are much more effective. i am asking that a simple procedure is allowed to submit ideas. thank you. >> is there additional public comment? >> good evening.
i am representing the san francisco green party. you can reference most of what i will say in the sixth page comments that i sent to the environmental impact report. there was some big issues with this that are completely unresolved. this is a 21st century. the greenhouse gas situation is an emergency. the eir prepared for this project. this allowed for major increases in greenhouse gases and that is not a situation and we need to have an aggressive negation of greenhouse gas releases.
currently, and there are people who live on the island to cannot grow food in their soil. for what i've seen, that will continue. there will be soil conditions where the residents will not be able to plant gardens in the soil. once again, this is a 21st century. we need all of the soil to be sufficiently claimed. liquefaction, the only compaction that will happen will be where the towers are built. if there is a major earthquake, the buildings my stand-up but if the entire remainder falls out from underneath them, that is
not a good situation. this brings me to the biggest issue which is currently in the eir, there is an assumption that the highest possible. james hansen things as possible to have 16.5 feet. in the eir documents, the planners say that they will plan for the fifth to 6 inches and if it goes higher, we will use adopted management. the economics of this project, the height which of 60 feet. kidd will be totally changed. the must account for this in the bill the plan and the phasing plan. this has to be clear be laid out.
please include an environmental groups at the beginning of this process so we get more input that we got at the beginning. >> thank you. is there additional public comment? >> thank you. the project is dear to my heart. i did ask the developer who currently has a training facility on site that we used and i asked what would you plan for that civility. they said, we will definitely use it because we will need it. we are excited about that. i like their plan, what they want to do for the current residents out there that they have in place.
this is in the right direction. the affordability, 30%. obviously, this is a step in the right direction. we like to plan. this is good for the city and countyf san francisco. thank you. >> is there any additional public comment. seeing none, public comment is closed. >> in some of the new were renderings, it looks like there might be a lake. i'm not sure of that is planned. this might be compatible with the restraints. that might be useful. if it was 2,000 meters, you could have crew races.
this is a good use and it would be a consistent use. another recreational use is the athletic fields which i think can probably be put into the plan as designed. it might involve moving some agricultural areas in a different direction but they put time and money into those fields. if there is a way to keep those in use. visitors must have a place to park. you need a robust ferry service to get people in and out of their. better access on and off of the bridge. this is beginning to be more and more of a hazard.
the job corps should remain but i think you should be able to keep the same number of trainees and provide all of the same services but not have as much square footage because i think it could be done more efficiently. i don't know what of the general position is there but we don't want to decrease the program. maybe it could be done in a more efficient way. i am very happy with the affordable standards.
i assume that there will be a supportive issues as far as job training and education and the other things that go with housing. there was mention of a school there. this one is active. some kind of health care facility and police and fire which should be part of the plan. pau>> the phasing is the key introductory step to this development. i applaud that effort.
>> i think the plan has come a long very very well. i was pleased to hear comments and i will have to talk to you later because a middle distance cousin of mine is one of the -- of the fair. i think that some of the work is still around. the building is perfect for that, obviously. i would be interested later on as we get through this to learn a little bit more about what is planned. >> do we know what the
disposition of the job corps is? >> the job corps intends to remain there and we had conversations with them over the years. there are attempts to remain there and continue to operate. >> maybe this is for a different meeting i know at candlestick, hunters point, there is the opportunity on the part of the master developers to parcel out different blocks or areas to other developers and the opportunity for the architects working with those developers. is that similar in this case? >> absolutely. they would have the ability to transfer phases.
they would remain as the master developers. as far as specific prospects, the intent is that they would sell lots and we would be dealing with a vertical developers. >> there was a slide that was shown with respect to what state lance was going to retain jurisdiction on. then, there is a whole area that they will not retain jurisdiction on. that has just been negotiated with them. >> and treasure island is part of the state lands overlay.
this is much like the shipyard where we have swept -- swap parts of the training ground. we have made that internal swap. >> this project will not be in the developing anymore. i would very much like to ask that this commission, this was a fourth-leading idea. i would like to see a meeting between the public utilities, the trans authority.
just to talk about how they are seeing this. this is not to interfere at all with what they need to do with the redevelopment project which is very clear and all the mechanisms are in place. i am interested to look ahead. if there are many things that we should be involved in the dialogue, this would be the time. this is a learning experience. we don't have many projects as large as this one. the redevelopment agency is formed around this project. this is a fair question, so i'm looking at the department where
anyone else. i am personally quite interested. >> we have scheduled to be before the public you to -- public utilities to discuss the project. they have been with us throughout this whole process and defining the infrastructure requirements. they are the ones that operate the fees. the city comes in and they are the operator. >> this particular commission sits in dialogue with most commissions and to that we do the best and most forward- looking things.
>> thank you. that's it. >> is there no further commission comments? that concludes the hearing. >> we do have another meeting on the project scheduled for march 3rd. thank you. >> you are now at the general public comment. >> is there any general public comment? seeing none, general public comment is closed and the meeting is adjourned.
>> good morning, everybody. my name is ed lee. we're here today, of course, to make reappointments and new appointments to three very good commissions of the city and what i wanted to say as an outset, to thank supervisor mark farrow here from district two, fire chief johan and his wife. john ram from our planning commission. we have other commissioners here, as well. d.p.w. is here and various members. what i wanted to say to these very fine people is that i know about volunteerism. i know that throughout my life the reason why this city is so great is because people come forward, they volunteer their
time, sometimes the volunteer is maybe feeling it's not the worth the struggles you have to be on on some of these commissions and getting through the board process and all of that. sometimes it's easy. but the service is well worth it. this city could never be great if we didn't have the volunteer work that our citizens put forward and i want to thank you for coming forward and doing this work. so today we are making reappointments and appointments on to our city's historic preservation commission, on our appeals, relocation appeals board as well as on our city hall preservation commission. i want to recognize also our immigrant rights commission director and civic engagement, adrian, you're here, as well. our good friends from our city
administrator's office. so, with the historic preservation commission, we have carl hautz and andrew walfriend. they are both being sworn in today and they are reappointments so you carry forth the knowledge you already have and the experience and we're glad to have you. the newer appointment, mr. richard johns, a good friend of mine, also, very well known in our city and again, thank you for joining the historic preservation commission. your expertise will be of great value. we also have on our relocation commission, herb kahn, mr. kahn, thank you very much, your financial expertise will be of great value and you're a new appointment. thank you. and of course, my good friend, harry kim. harry, you've been around for a long, long time. you know this city very well and
i know your experience will be of great value to us, too. and of course, florence cong, joining us for the first time on the city hall preservation advisory commission and she has recently been on our immigrant rights commission, as well. and being a contractor for the city, you'll look at every crack and you'll determine whether it's a new one or one to be maintained as a historical crack. i know your expertise will be very helpful. so, and thank you very much, everybody, for joining us, as well. is there anybody else i missed that should be here? anyway. with that, perhaps we should just get -- i'm sorry? for all of you to stand and i'm going to give you the oath. and of course, as you take this after i say aye, then please
state your name and then at the end, you can state the position that you're in and as we proceed, maybe we'll begin with aye and we'll go down the row and you can announce your name. o.k.? are you all ready? all right. please raise your right hand. i do solemnly swear that i will support and defend the constitution of the united states and the constitution of the state of california -- >> the constitution of the united states and the constitution of the state of california. >> -- against all enemies, foreign and domestic. >> -- against all enemies, foreign and domestic. >> -- that i will bear true faith and allegiance to the
constitution of the united states. >> -- that i will bear true faith and allegiance to the constitution of the united states. >> and the constitution of the state of california. >> and the constitution of the state of california. >> that i take this obligation freely. >> that i take this obligation freely. mayor lee: without any mental reservations or purpose of evasion. >> without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion. mayor lee: and that i will well and faithfully discharge. >> that i will well and faithfully discharge. mayor lee: . >> the duties i am about to enter and during such time that i hold the office of. >> historic preservation. >> historic preservation. >> relocation appeals. >> relocation. [inaudible] mayor lee: for the city and county of san francisco. >> for the city and county of san francisco. thank you very much.
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